ONLY USE PRIMARY SOURCE DO NOT USE ANOTHER BOOK!!! Essay Assignment #2 In this second essay assignment, you are asked to answer the following question: What is History and how does it inform Politics? Use at least 2 of the 3 theorists studied in class: Kant, Marx and Nietzsche Compare and contrast to make your case. The essay must follow the following structure and organization: THESIS: A clear, simple and direct sentence stating the main argument of the paper. Focus on a central theme that will be developed throughout the body of the paper; it often helps to use the word “because”. In the Intro give a brief summary (one sentence only) of the main supporting arguments that will build on your thesis during the course of the paper and define your terms Argument #1 – Develop and expand main Thesis idea; sub-sections can be helpful SUPPORTING ARGUMENTS (at least 2 more independent; but related ideas) COUNTER-ARGUMENT: Find the opposite idea of the thesis (e.g. if you argue that Aristotle is the true heir, what could be said about Augustine?) COUNTER the COUNTER: Synthesize the ideas and demonstrate how your argument is superior. CONCLUSION: Bring it home! Your paper should be 5-6 pages (double-spaced, standard font & margins). You should employ an in-text citation style. No secondary sources are permitted. The essay is due on Wed., April 6, 2016 at end of class. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. 1 Kant, Political Writings, Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought, edited by Hans Reiss and Translated by H.B. Nisbet, 2nd Enlarged Edition, (Cambridge University Press; Cambridge) 1991, ISBN 9780521398374 2. The Marx-Engels Reader, Second Edition by Robert C. Tucker (W.W. Norton and Company, New York) 1978, ISBN 9780393090406 3. Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morality, Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought, edited by Keith Ansell-Pearson, (Cambridge University Press; Cambridge) 1994, ISBN 9780521691655

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What is History and how does it inform Politics?